Spring Steelhead 2017
It’s that time again. Steelhead are starting to run in the rivers of the Lake States and in the Pacific Northwest. Waters are high in both areas due to unprecedented rains and snow melt, but high waters never stopped the fish—only the fishermen. Still, the fish are there, and if one knows the waters, one may well find them.
My friend, Keith Scott, wild blues guitar man, loves to fly fish, and gets some good chances as he tours the US with “ax” in hand. He confirmed the steelhead run the other day on Michigan’s Manistee River with guide Jon Lindy. At least he wasn’t singing the “Steelhead Blues.”